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American Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. 2014, 2(3), 108-116
DOI: 10.12691/ajssm-2-3-8
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A Systematic Review of Futsal Literature

R. Moore1, , S. Bullough1, S. Goldsmith1 and L. Edmondson1

1Sport Industry Research Centre, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Pub. Date: February 28, 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue A review about Futsal)

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R. Moore, S. Bullough, S. Goldsmith and L. Edmondson. A Systematic Review of Futsal Literature. American Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. 2014; 2(3):108-116. doi: 10.12691/ajssm-2-3-8


This document systematically reviews literature to provide a summary of evidence based research related to the sport of futsal. The review draws on diverse subjects including coaching, physiological, psychological, technical and tactical elements of the sport as well as reviewing subjects relating to the development of futsal. The methodology included a scoping study and review protocol to systematically review 601 documents relating to futsal; 44 of these documents were reviewed in the study. The review aims to provide a resource for fellow researchers, to study the sport and encourage further English language studies in futsal. To that end, gaps in the literature are highlighted by the researchers, and therefore this document acts as a guide for further study.

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